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Running Like The Wind

I love running, it makes me feel free.   When I was about seven years old, my Nana started taking me on daily walks or runs. As I got older, we started keeping a journal to track all the places we went. Having an interest in and a love for running has taught me a lot.

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Photography is my way of escaping reality Photos help inspire me My photos inspire other people Photography helps me be creative

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A different point of view

he snow is starting to melt, it's starting to feel like spring, and Mother's Day is coming up. Mother's Day is a very special holiday that celebrates mothers and all their hard work. My mom has two kids (including me) and a wonderful puppy to help her celebrate.I could have written what I think about Mother's Day, but I decided I wanted to do something different. Instead, I interviewed my mom, to learn about Mother's Day from her perspective.

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Chickens

We are all looking forward to the garden my mom will start to plant in a couple weeks. She usually plants kale, potatoes, beets, lettuce, currents, tomatoes, broccoli, rhubarb, and peas. With what she grows, she makes currant jam, rhubarb jam, and I will make mashed potatoes.

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Trial and Error

Starting a garden this spring is not a high priority for me. My past experience with gardening has put the thought of staring another garden completely out of my head. It was about two years ago when I first tried to start a garden with my mom and aunt. It was originally my aunt’s idea, but mom and I were on board as soon as she explained to us what she had in mind. Being the naive little girl that I was, I had the thought of a huge garden with colorful vegetables and fruits in all directions. When my mind saw such a colorful place that I could have called my own, I made the decision to do whatever I could to achieve that.

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School Gardens

My family doesn’t garden. We just don’t have time. Because of this, I haven’t had the opportunity to experience gardening at all. Some schools offer a gardening program so that students that don't have a chance to garden at home can still have the experience. There aren't that many schools that offer gardening because it seems hard to start a gardening program.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Every year mom and I grow and harvest rhubarb. I love eating fresh rhubarb dipped in sugar or honey to make it sweet. I love making strawberry rhubarb pie, and I love even more being able to eat large pieces while it’s still warm. Strawberry rhubarb pie isn’t that hard to make, and is really good. I like mixing the rhubarb and sugar and cutting and mixing the dough to fit under and on top of the pie. Strawberry rhubarb pie is delicious and fun for everyone to make.Here is a recipe so you can make rhubarb strawberry pie at home.

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My Garden Experience

When my family and I started our garden we knew it would be a commitment, but we didn’t know what to expect. The first year, we had to make our garden beds. We had to get measurements and figure out exactly what we wanted to plant and where to put it. We had decided to plant tomatoes, snap peas, pumpkins, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, beats, cauliflowers, broccoli, strawberries and rhubarb.

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Chugiak-Eagle River Public Library

The Chugiak-Eagle River Public Library is a peaceful place to be. Many people enjoy the library because it is quiet and a good place for studying or reading. The Chugiak- Eagle River Library hosts many cool events. They have storytime three times every week also a family movie night every Friday, with popcorn and candy! During the summer they have a summer reading program with prizes, as well as other family events.Four librarians work at the Chugiak-Eagle River Public Library, and many volunteers. You have to be 13 years or older to volunteer. If you do volunteer, you work about 2 hours a day on whatever days of the week you can make it to the library. Tuesday is the best time to volunteer because the library has been closed for two days, so there are a lot of books that need to be reshelved.

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Music: Advice From the Experts – Follow Your Heart

Are you interested in playing in the orchestra or band? We are about dive into the music program at Eagle River Elementary school!

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Alumni of Chugiak High School returns as Principal

Megan Hatswell is the new principal at Chugiak High School. The job may be new to her, but the school is not. She was born and raised in Alaska, attended Homestead Elementary School, Gruening Middle School, and Chugiak High school.

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Anchorage Chamber Music Intensive

This summer, from July 26 to August 5, something amazing happened. Thirty-seven students and seventeen instructors from all over the globe gathered at UAA for the fifth annual Anchorage Chamber Music Festival.From the first day of the program were immersed in into daily lessons, technique classes, rehearsals, and coaching. With only a week to get to know other members of the group, learn the music, and improve our technique, I was a little unsure of how this teaching method was going to work. However, by the last day, I was blown away by how far we had all come.

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